Sweet and sour slaw

Sweet and sour slaw


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About this recipe: This is a great recipe from my mother, who is German, for a vinegar based slaw using no oil.


Serves: 6 

  • 100g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 100ml (4 fl oz) cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1kg (1 1/4 lb) shredded cabbage
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped

Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In a jar with lid, combine the sugar, vinegar, water, salt, mustard seed and celery seed. Cover tightly and shake vigorously until sugar is dissolved. Chill dressing for several hours or overnight.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, celery, green peppers and dressing until evenly coated. Cover and chill until serving.

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